The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostThu, 27 Nov 2014en-gb(C) 2014 Futurelex LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngHowrey clawback bankruptcy case goes to Ninth Circuit appeal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/howrey-clawback-bankruptcy-case-goes-to-ninth-circuit-appeal-76260493/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/SanF1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A San Francisco judge is allowing a case on the ownership of unfinished work in the bankrupt Howrey law firm to skip an appeal tier and be heard next in the Ninth Circuit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/howrey-clawback-bankruptcy-case-goes-to-ninth-circuit-appeal-76260493/Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:11Shanghai eases way for foreign law firms in free trade zone<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/shanghai-eases-way-for-foreign-law-firms-in-free-trade-zone-7790296/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Shangh1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A mutual accreditation system is to be set up in the Shanghai free trade zone (FTZ) to allow local and foreign lawyers to co-operate with each other on international cases.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/shanghai-eases-way-for-foreign-law-firms-in-free-trade-zone-7790296/Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:11Senior lawyers pessimistic and ready to exit profession<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/senior-lawyers-pessimistic-and-ready-to-exit-profession-5167270/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Doo11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Many senior lawyers are so disillusioned with the state of the UK legal profession that they are planning to stand down in the next few years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/senior-lawyers-pessimistic-and-ready-to-exit-profession-5167270/Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:11Microsoft seeks information on Quinn Emanuel from IRS<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/microsoft-seeks-information-on-quinn-emanuel-from-irs-55888490/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mic11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Microsoft has filed a freedom of information action with the aim of discovering more about the relationship between the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and an external adviser, Quinn Emanuel.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/microsoft-seeks-information-on-quinn-emanuel-from-irs-55888490/Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:11Police urge lawyer help against terrorism<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/police-urge-lawyer-help-against-terrorism-46153345/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ML1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Association of Chief Police Officers in the UK is highlighting the role that lawyers can play in detecting terrorist plots in its terrorism awareness week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/police-urge-lawyer-help-against-terrorism-46153345/Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:11Most lawyers struggle to be ethical, says study<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/most-lawyers-struggle-to-be-ethical-says-study-14113619/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Eth1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nearly 60% of solicitors find it difficult to 'do the right thing', according to a survey of 1,000 people carried out by Birmingham University's Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/most-lawyers-struggle-to-be-ethical-says-study-14113619/Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:11Ex-Dinsmore partner let off controversial client sex ethics case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ex-dinsmore-partner-let-off-controversial-client-sex-ethics-case-60945740/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cha1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A former office head at Dinsmore & Shohl who asked the state supreme court to suspend him was let off by the judges in a case involving a sexual relationship with a former client.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ex-dinsmore-partner-let-off-controversial-client-sex-ethics-case-60945740/Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:11China fines multinational over transfer pricing<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/china-fines-multinational-over-transfer-pricing-80069550/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chin1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A multinational company, thought to be Microsoft, has been fined US$140m by the Chinese tax authorities in a rare case of enforcement action over transfer pricing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/china-fines-multinational-over-transfer-pricing-80069550/Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:11Singapore to aid SME law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/singapore-to-aid-sme-law-firms-78795992/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Singapore34.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Singapore government is looking to find ways to help small and medium sized law firms and to make sure they are not left behind as the legal sector opens up to more international work.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/singapore-to-aid-sme-law-firms-78795992/Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:11Legal Hackers group nears 1,800 membership total<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-hackers-group-nears-1800-membership-total-20661108/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/trademark1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A network of lawyers developing apps for use in the law has risen to nearly 1,800 - mainly based on the east and west coasts of the US but also in Stockholm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-hackers-group-nears-1800-membership-total-20661108/Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:11Stewarts Law begins Tesco litigation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stewarts-law-begins-tesco-litigation-73484277/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tesco1.jpg' border='0'/></a>As several law firms consider taking action against supermarket chain Tesco, the UK-based litigation-only law firm Stewarts Law has announced its decision to go ahead on behalf of 300 investors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stewarts-law-begins-tesco-litigation-73484277/Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:11In-house lawyers see base salary creep up<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-lawyers-see-base-salary-creep-up-12155432/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/salary2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Salaries have gone up by around three per cent with cash bonuses increasing it to five per cent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-lawyers-see-base-salary-creep-up-12155432/Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:11Trinity Mirror general counsel exits<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/trinity-mirror-general-counsel-exits-58333870/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/daily mirror.jpg' border='0'/></a>Paul Vickers, who led the newspaper group's response to the phone-hacking scandal, will leave the company as part of a restructuring.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/trinity-mirror-general-counsel-exits-58333870/Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:11NY judge agrees $450 million Apple fine over e-books price-fixing<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ny-judge-agrees-$450-million-apple-fine-over-e-books-price-fixing-51285954/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/apple18.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Manhattan Court has rubber-stamped an agreement for the company to pay $400m to 20 million consumers and $50 million to lawyers involved in the case.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ny-judge-agrees-$450-million-apple-fine-over-e-books-price-fixing-51285954/Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:11Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-72816815/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/american apparel.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly update of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-72816815/Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:11China attacks slow, biased legal systems of west<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/china-attacks-slow-biased-legal-systems-of-west-61223243/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Beij1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Beijing has criticised the response of judges abroad to some of its co-operation requests regarding the tracking down of Chinese citizens accused of corruption.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/china-attacks-slow-biased-legal-systems-of-west-61223243/Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:11Non-lawyers gain more power in law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/non-lawyers-gain-more-power-in-law-firms-73544219/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Board1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Non-lawyers are increasingly being given roles within senior management within law firms - to the benefit of the practices, says an expert on professional services.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/non-lawyers-gain-more-power-in-law-firms-73544219/Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:11Texas firm goes national<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/texas-firm-goes-national-20942006/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Austin1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Austin-based Barron & Newburger is opening offices in California, Colorado and New York through the recruitment of four new lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/texas-firm-goes-national-20942006/Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:11EIP prepares for expansion in the US and Germany<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eip-prepares-for-expansion-in-the-us-and-germany-42229862/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Duesseldorf.jpg' border='0'/></a>UK Intellectual Property Law firm EIP is expanding in the US and Germany, moving to bigger offices in both jurisdictions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eip-prepares-for-expansion-in-the-us-and-germany-42229862/Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:11Singapore law firms urged to drop commoditised work<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/singapore-law-firms-urged-to-drop-commoditised-work-79814155/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/singapore33.jpg' border='0'/></a>The next Law Society president has warned firms to move out of commoditised work such as conveyancing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/singapore-law-firms-urged-to-drop-commoditised-work-79814155/Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:11King & Spalding beefs up Europe capital markets team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/king--spalding-beefs-up-europe-capital-markets-team-90074127/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/euro1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 800-lawyer firm King & Spalding has recruited two partners to its London office to anchor a European capital markets practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/king--spalding-beefs-up-europe-capital-markets-team-90074127/Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:11Slaughters gives rare media interview<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slaughters-gives-rare-media-interview-87497766/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/city7.jpg' border='0'/></a>Slaughter and May's senior partner Chris Saul has given an interview to The Independent newspaper in which he discusses the traits of the firm which distinguish it from others.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slaughters-gives-rare-media-interview-87497766/Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:11Simmons plans Luxembourg funds office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simmons-plans-luxembourg-funds-office-63159812/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Luxembourg2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Simmons & Simmons has recruited a five-lawyer team - by recruiting from Linklaters and other firms - to set up the new office early next year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simmons-plans-luxembourg-funds-office-63159812/Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:11Napoli Bern top partners hurl accusations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/napoli-bern-top-partners-hurl-accusations-83393924/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/empire state building.jpg' border='0'/></a>New York's high-powered law firm Napoli Bern has seen its tip partners engage in mudslinging - with allegations of prostitutes and affairs doing the rounds.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/napoli-bern-top-partners-hurl-accusations-83393924/Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:11Milbank Tweed follows high end bonus trend<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/milbank-tweed-follows-high-end-bonus-trend-95176690/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dollars26.jpg' border='0'/></a>At least four US law firms are to pay bonuses to associates of between US$15,000 and $100,000 this winter.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/milbank-tweed-follows-high-end-bonus-trend-95176690/Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:11Morgan Lewis welcomes Bingham colleagues<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/morgan-lewis-welcomes-bingham-colleagues-2448862/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/meeting4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Morgan Lewis today announced the arrival of 226 partners and more than 525 other lawyers, legal professionals, and staff from Bingham McCutchen.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/morgan-lewis-welcomes-bingham-colleagues-2448862/Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:11Simpson Thacher leads the way on bonus rise<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/simpson-thacher-leads-the-way-on-bonus-rise-76465590/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dollars25.jpg' border='0'/></a>Cleary Gottlieb, Paul Weiss and a group of other large US firms have broken with tradition and announced bonuses before Thanksgiving Day, also upping them by as much as 50 per cent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/simpson-thacher-leads-the-way-on-bonus-rise-76465590/Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:11Walmart law shops plan major expansion<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/walmart-law-shops-plan-major-expansion-68624510/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Walmart6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Axess Law, the four-branch law firm based in Toronto Walmart stores, is to open seven more outlets in the city in the next six months before expanding across Canada.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/walmart-law-shops-plan-major-expansion-68624510/Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:11City regulators take a tougher line<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/city-regulators-take-a-tougher-line-57507192/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/city6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Regulators in London have levied fines three times higher than last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/city-regulators-take-a-tougher-line-57507192/Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:11Top firms shuffle in Indonesia rankings<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-firms-shuffle-in-indonesia-rankings-62574524/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/indonesia9.jpg' border='0'/></a>ABNR has taken the top slot in the Asia Top 50 rankings, nudging Hadiputranto into second place.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-firms-shuffle-in-indonesia-rankings-62574524/Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:11Top entertainment lawyer 'squashed' negative Cosby coverage<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-entertainment-lawyer-squashed-negative-cosby-coverage-71942465/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bill Cosby.jpg' border='0'/></a>Martin Singer, the 2012 'Entertainment Lawyer of the Year', helped persuade the National Enquirer to drop a 2005 article in which allegations of sexual misconduct were made against actor Bill Cosby.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-entertainment-lawyer-squashed-negative-cosby-coverage-71942465/Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:11Fee examiner persuades Dentons to cut Detroit fees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fee-examiner-persuades-dentons-to-cut-detroit-fees-48139509/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Detroit12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dentons has agreed to reduce some of its bills relating to the bankruptcy of Deloitte city by as much as 40 per cent after the intervention of a fee examiner.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fee-examiner-persuades-dentons-to-cut-detroit-fees-48139509/Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:11Questions hover over CC's independent bank report<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/questions-hover-over-ccs-independent-bank-report-74676031/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rbs7.jpg' border='0'/></a>A BBC programme will tonight examine controversial treatment of indebted customers by UK bank RBS and could also look at the role of Clifford Chance which found no evidence of wrong-doing when it was commissioned to investigate.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/questions-hover-over-ccs-independent-bank-report-74676031/Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:11Bankruptcy lawyers are a curious bunch<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bankruptcy-lawyers-are-a-curious-bunch-99408549/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/curious.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bankruptcy lawyers display a higher level of curiosity than other lawyers whilst baby boomers are more extraverted than Gen X.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bankruptcy-lawyers-are-a-curious-bunch-99408549/Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:11Sophisticated consumers changing law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sophisticated-consumers-changing-law-firms-95897413/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/technology5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Consumers are narrowing the knowledge gap with lawyers and accessing information more 'than ever before', according to Jordan Furlong, a consultant at Edge International.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sophisticated-consumers-changing-law-firms-95897413/Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:11Dispute resolution in Guernsey<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dispute-resolution-in-guernsey-26532105/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/guernsey.jpg' border='0'/></a>After a decade at the helm of dispute resolution in Guernsey, Simon Davies and Mathew Newman discuss the main trends of the past ten years in the field of litigation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dispute-resolution-in-guernsey-26532105/Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:11Uber brings in Hogan Lovells to tackle privacy issues<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uber-brings-in-hogan-lovells-to-tackle-privacy-issues-57220148/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/uber.jpg' border='0'/></a>After a torrid week of privacy issues for Uber, the company has turned to Hogan Lovells for advice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uber-brings-in-hogan-lovells-to-tackle-privacy-issues-57220148/Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:11EY launches white collar prosecution team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ey-launches-white-collar-prosecution-team-15586803/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/fraud9.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Big Four accountancy giant has set up a 20-strong team to work alongside law firms in the private prosecution of fraud cases for businesses.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ey-launches-white-collar-prosecution-team-15586803/Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:11Crowdfunding site unveiled for lawsuits<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/crowdfunding-site-unveiled-for-lawsuits-78309538/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/crowdfunding.jpg' border='0'/></a>A website has been launched to link accredited investors with plaintiffs in commercial suits worth between US$10m and $40m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/crowdfunding-site-unveiled-for-lawsuits-78309538/Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:11Top marks go to 89 firms on LGBT treatment<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-marks-go-to-89-firms-on-lgbt-treatment-28488669/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/freedom flag.jpg' border='0'/></a>Akin Gump, Baker & McKenzie, Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Dentons US are among the firms receiving perfect scores this year from the US's Human Rights Campaign Foundation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-marks-go-to-89-firms-on-lgbt-treatment-28488669/Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:11Collyer Bristow repays &pound;24m over Rangers FC advice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/collyer-bristow-repays-24m-over-rangers-fc-advice-16332620/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rangers.jpg' border='0'/></a>The liquidators for Scottish football club Rangers have confirmed a payment from lawyers Collyer Bristow of fees they were paid after the controversial 2011 take-over of the club.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/collyer-bristow-repays-24m-over-rangers-fc-advice-16332620/Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:11Chicago firm sued in relation to spoofing probe<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chicago-firm-sued-in-relation-to-spoofing-probe-44792164/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/commodities.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chicago law firm Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona is being sued by the director of a former client for failing to advise him of 'the nature and extent of trading violations' in relation to the commodities market.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chicago-firm-sued-in-relation-to-spoofing-probe-44792164/Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:11Eversheds seeks US merger partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eversheds-seeks-us-merger-partner-931840/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger13.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Eversheds leadership is actively seeking a merger partner in the US after its partnership voted overwhelmingly in favour of the move.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eversheds-seeks-us-merger-partner-931840/Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:11Reports of layoffs at Bingham services centre<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/reports-of-layoffs-at-bingham-services-centre-12738137/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/kentucky1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some employees at the Bingham McCutchen global services centre in Kentucky are said to be leaving work tomorrow after a report stated that redundancy notices have been handed out.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/reports-of-layoffs-at-bingham-services-centre-12738137/Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:11Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-44500915/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/john lewis.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the world.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-44500915/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:11Litigation finance on the rise<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/litigation-finance-on-the-rise-60845176/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dollars24.jpg' border='0'/></a>The use of litigation funding has doubled in the last year amongst general counsel and chief financial officers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/litigation-finance-on-the-rise-60845176/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:11International concerns loom for US Southeastern companies<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/international-concerns-loom-for-us-southeastern-companies-3189762/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/US8.jpg' border='0'/></a>International expansion is high on the agenda for companies in the American south.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/international-concerns-loom-for-us-southeastern-companies-3189762/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:11JP Morgan launches panel review<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/jp-morgan-launches-panel-review-92526391/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/jp morgan5.jpg' border='0'/></a>The bank is demanding a cut in fees from existing law firms before they get to the next stage.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/jp-morgan-launches-panel-review-92526391/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:11Wachtel Lipton benefits from takeover boom<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/wachtel-lipton-benefits-from-takeover-boom-95988739/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/oil12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Wachtel Lipton is involved in both of the mega deals announced this week - from oilfield services buyers Actavis and Halliburton - on what was the biggest single day for M&A takeover values announced in 16 years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/wachtel-lipton-benefits-from-takeover-boom-95988739/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:11Hours rise in US firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hours-rise-in-us-firms-65302914/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Clo1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Both billable and unbillable hours rose in Q3 of 2014, according to a survey by the Law Firm Group of Citi Private Bank.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hours-rise-in-us-firms-65302914/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:11Fifa lawyer's report to go to Swiss prosecutor<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fifa-lawyers-report-to-go-to-swiss-prosecutor-38079122/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cup1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The controversial, unpublished 350-page report by a US Fifa lawyer is to be presented to Swiss prosecutors who have received a criminal complaint over the World Cup bidding process.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fifa-lawyers-report-to-go-to-swiss-prosecutor-38079122/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:11A&O lays off four associates in Moscow<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-lays-off-four-associates-in-moscow-8625416/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mos11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Allen & Overy has reduced the size of its capital markets team in Russia after international sanctions to the country hit the firm's workload.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-lays-off-four-associates-in-moscow-8625416/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:11Chairman departs listed law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chairman-departs-listed-law-firm-25548821/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Share1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Rob Terry, chairman of Quindell, has been ejected as chair of the insurance claims law firm after months of controversy and the loss of &pound;2b in market value since April.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chairman-departs-listed-law-firm-25548821/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:11Half of law firms use predictive coding<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/half-of-law-firms-use-predictive-coding-27052296/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Pred1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nearly half (47%) of law firms surveyed by ediscovery specialists Kroll Ontrack have used predictive coding in at least one matter in 2014.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/half-of-law-firms-use-predictive-coding-27052296/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:11Jackson Lewis to assess lawyers on efficiency<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jackson-lewis-to-assess-lawyers-on-efficiency-81925247/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/eff1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 780-lawyer firm Jackson Lewis is to evaluate its 300 associates on the basis of efficiency, client service and other measures rather than for hours billed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jackson-lewis-to-assess-lawyers-on-efficiency-81925247/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:11Quarter of UK top 250 consider external investors<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quarter-of-uk-top-250-consider-external-investors-43802693/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Invest11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nearly one in four of the larger tier of practices are considering seeking external investment - with many thinking of raising equity of between &pound;5m and &pound;20m this way.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quarter-of-uk-top-250-consider-external-investors-43802693/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:11California State Bar sued by former head<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/california-state-bar-sued-by-former-head-16576025/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cal111.jpg' border='0'/></a>The State Bar of California is fighting back against allegations from its former executive director that he was fired for whistleblowing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/california-state-bar-sued-by-former-head-16576025/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:11Top Irish firms double in size<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-irish-firms-double-in-size-71835744/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dub121.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ireland's largest 15 law firms have more than doubled in size since 2007 - but other parts of the legal profession have been hit by the downturn.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-irish-firms-double-in-size-71835744/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:11Lawyers caught in the crossfire over tax disclosure<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-caught-in-the-crossfire-over-tax-disclosure-98089083/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/lon13.jpg' border='0'/></a>UK lawyers are increasingly being pressured to provide information which could incriminate clients, according to a UK law firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-caught-in-the-crossfire-over-tax-disclosure-98089083/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:11Law student convicted over bomb-making manual<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-student-convicted-over-bomb-making-manual-22635761/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/old111.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Turkish-born, London-based law student has been revealed as the defendant in a secret trial at London's Old Bailey.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-student-convicted-over-bomb-making-manual-22635761/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:11Listed law firm loses broker<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/listed-law-firm-loses-broker-59186603/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sha121.jpg' border='0'/></a>Quindell, the law firm listed on the London AIM market, has lost its broker and now faces calls for an investigation for not disclosing that fact.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/listed-law-firm-loses-broker-59186603/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:11Simmons re-elects managing partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simmons-re-elects-managing-partner-77848700/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/afr121.jpg' border='0'/></a>Simmons & Simmons has re-elected its former finance head, Jeremy Hoyland, as its managing partner for a second term of four years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simmons-re-elects-managing-partner-77848700/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:11Morgan Lewis cherry picks 227 Bingham partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/morgan-lewis-cherry-picks-227-bingham-partners-32790825/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bost11.jpg' border='0'/></a>What was believed to have been a giant merger between Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Bingham McCutchen has become the mass hire of 227 parters from Bingham.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/morgan-lewis-cherry-picks-227-bingham-partners-32790825/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:11Europe fuels Baker M&A in Latin America<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/europe-fuels-baker-ma-in-latin-america-44241433/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rio111.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some 42 per cent of the M&A deals that Baker & McKenzie worked on in H1 2014 in Latin America came from Europe - while fewer deals, 34 per cent in total, came from the US.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/europe-fuels-baker-ma-in-latin-america-44241433/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:11Confidence soars among UK law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/confidence-soars-among-uk-law-firms-98559008/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mergers3.jpg' border='0'/></a>An eight-year high in optimism levels has been reached in the UK where 96 per cent of respondents to the Smith & Williamson survey say they are confident about the next year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/confidence-soars-among-uk-law-firms-98559008/Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:11Clayton Utz loses three partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clayton-utz-loses-three-partners-99199648/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Perth2.jpg' border='0'/></a>John Elliott, Clayton Utz's former head of M&A is joining Norton Rose Fulbright and David Stammers, former head of private equity, is joining Ashurst.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clayton-utz-loses-three-partners-99199648/Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:11Fifa lawyers dispute on World Cup - building up over weeks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fifa-lawyers-dispute-on-world-cup---building-up-over-weeks-49927291/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/world cup1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The fall out between the two top Fifa lawyers over the report on the bidding process for the World Cup has been obvious to see, according to another specialist on corruption in sport.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fifa-lawyers-dispute-on-world-cup---building-up-over-weeks-49927291/Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:11Napoli Bern accused of Ground Zero $36m overcharge<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/napoli-bern-accused-of-ground-zero-$36m-overcharge-13009415/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ground zero.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading personal injury New York law firm Napoli Bern has appeared before an arbitration panel, accused of overcharging by some US$36m in relation to 9/11.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/napoli-bern-accused-of-ground-zero-$36m-overcharge-13009415/Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:11Morgan Lewis & Bingham merger to go ahead<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/morgan-lewis--bingham-merger-to-go-ahead-2575322/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/philadelphia2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The December merger of Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Bingham McCutchen will create a firm with nearly 2,000 lawyers despite the departure of some lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/morgan-lewis--bingham-merger-to-go-ahead-2575322/Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:11Fifa lawyer furious over World Cup report<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fifa-lawyer-furious-over-world-cup-report-52218443/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Wor11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Michael J Garcia, the US lawyer, author of a long report on the World Cup bidding process, has reacted with outrage that it has been suppressed and that an 'erroneous' summary has come out.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fifa-lawyer-furious-over-world-cup-report-52218443/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:11G20 tax agreement unlikely to deter multi-nationals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/g20-tax-agreement-unlikely-to-deter-multi-nationals-45692658/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bris1.jpg' border='0'/></a>International tax specialists will be watching this weekend's G20 summit in Brisbane with interest but the expected tax avoidance agreement is unlikely to stifle their creativity.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/g20-tax-agreement-unlikely-to-deter-multi-nationals-45692658/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:11A third of in-house legal teams plan to increase budgets<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/a-third-of-in-house-legal-teams-plan-to-increase-budgets-65850379/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bus11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Although the top aim of 61% of in-house legal teams is to cut the amount they spend on external lawyers, some 32% expect to increase their budgets in the next 12 months.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/a-third-of-in-house-legal-teams-plan-to-increase-budgets-65850379/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:11Edwards Wildman loses Hong Kong founding partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/edwards-wildman-loses-hong-kong-founding-partner-11470559/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hon14.jpg' border='0'/></a>After a string of partner departures in London, Edwards Wildman Palmer is losing Martin Lister, the insurance partner who set up its Hong Kong office in 2006.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/edwards-wildman-loses-hong-kong-founding-partner-11470559/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:11Women account for 6 out of 10 younger Scottish lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/women-account-for-6-out-of-10-younger-scottish-lawyers-49015016/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Wom12.jpg' border='0'/></a>The legal profession is becoming more female in some countries, with women making up 61% of Scottish lawyers under the age of 45.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/women-account-for-6-out-of-10-younger-scottish-lawyers-49015016/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:11Racial discrimination widespread in Canada legal sector<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/racial-discrimination-widespread-in-canada-legal-sector-80046243/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dis11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Despite a marked growth in numbers of black and other minority lawyers, discrimination is still rife, according to a report from the Law Society of Upper Canada.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/racial-discrimination-widespread-in-canada-legal-sector-80046243/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:11Uncertainty over US$2b Bingham-Morgan Lewis merger votes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uncertainty-over-us$2b-bingham-morgan-lewis-merger-votes-60273079/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Phi12.jpg' border='0'/></a>A week after the original deadline to decide whether a merger should go ahead between Bingham McCutchen and Morgan Lewis & Bockius there are suggestions that Bingham has voted yes.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uncertainty-over-us$2b-bingham-morgan-lewis-merger-votes-60273079/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:11PI firms warned of action by cannibal lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pi-firms-warned-of-action-by-cannibal-lawyers-16981302/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Neg1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A growing trend to cut the corner on personal injury work in the UK is leading to the phenomenon of 'cannibal law firms' which encourage clients to sue their former lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pi-firms-warned-of-action-by-cannibal-lawyers-16981302/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:11Lawyers played central role in US$3.4b bank fine procedures<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-played-central-role-in-us$34b-bank-fine-procedures-11161725/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/UBS11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers are starting to question the pragmatic procedures used by regulators after US$3.4b fines were handed out to Citigroup, JP Morgan, RBS, HSBC and UBS over the rigging of Forex.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-played-central-role-in-us$34b-bank-fine-procedures-11161725/Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:11Simmons takes on Africa strategist from Dentons<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simmons-takes-on-africa-strategist-from-dentons-95009560/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Afr11.jpg' border='0'/></a>A day after it was revealed that Paul Bugingo is leaving Dentons to pursue other interests, it emerges that he is joining the Africa team of Simmons & Simmons.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simmons-takes-on-africa-strategist-from-dentons-95009560/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:11Osler tops Canadian financings table<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/osler-tops-canadian-financings-table-76419648/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tor1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Canadian corporate lawyers worked on 124 debt and equity financings in Q3, a 'surprisingly robust third quarter' according to The Financial Post which put together the listings.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/osler-tops-canadian-financings-table-76419648/Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:11Top showbiz lawyers leave O'Melveny for Latham<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-showbiz-lawyers-leave-omelveny-for-latham-37355982/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hol11.jpg' border='0'/></a>A team of six entertainment lawyers, including two dealmakers, are leaving O'Melveny & Myers for Latham & Watkins.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-showbiz-lawyers-leave-omelveny-for-latham-37355982/Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:11Firms can lose $800k when partners leave<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/firms-can-lose-$800k-when-partners-leave-88064661/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Doo1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The cost of losing an experienced lawyer has been estimated at between US$400,000 and $800,000 in a new report, 'Assessing Lawyer Traits & Finding a Fit for Success'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/firms-can-lose-$800k-when-partners-leave-88064661/Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:11Klan lead prosecutor dies at age 92<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/klan-lead-prosecutor-dies-at-age-92-92309019/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mis11.jpg' border='0'/></a>John Doar, head of the US Justice Department's civil rights division in the 1960s, and well-known for a case against a Ku Klux Klan leader, has died at age 92.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/klan-lead-prosecutor-dies-at-age-92-92309019/Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:11UK SME firms worried by debt<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-sme-firms-worried-by-debt-65919915/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/BRi13.jpg' border='0'/></a>Even though SME law firms in the UK are recording growth for the third year running, 'increasing levels of debt are a worry', according to result from accountants HW Fisher & Company.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-sme-firms-worried-by-debt-65919915/Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:11Drone law firms proliferate<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/drone-law-firms-proliferate-91797807/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dro1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Hunton & Williams LLP has become the latest law firm to open a specialist team to advise on unmanned aircrafts to the private and public sector.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/drone-law-firms-proliferate-91797807/Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:11Demystifying international arbitration<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/demystifying-international-arbitration-66958463/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dub11.jpg' border='0'/></a>For many in-house lawyers, government officials and company managers, international arbitration can be mystifying, says Joe Tirado and Alejandro I Garcia of Winston & Strawn.http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/demystifying-international-arbitration-66958463/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:11CMS Cameron kits out lawyers with Microsoft tablets<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cms-cameron-kits-out-lawyers-with-microsoft-tablets-41605717/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sur12.jpg' border='0'/></a>London fee-earners in CMS Cameron McKenna are to be equipped with Microsoft tablets after the practice bought a batch lot of 1,000 devices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cms-cameron-kits-out-lawyers-with-microsoft-tablets-41605717/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:11Japanese and Indian lawyers collaborate as trade rises<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/japanese-and-indian-lawyers-collaborate-as-trade-rises-86167150/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Fuj1.jpg' border='0'/></a>With Japanese business inquiries into India nearly at double their 2013 level, lawyers in the two countries are collaborating in the expectation of working on future deals.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/japanese-and-indian-lawyers-collaborate-as-trade-rises-86167150/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11Record pace set in small law firm mergers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/record-pace-set-in-small-law-firm-mergers-45927745/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mer11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Smaller firms are increasingly the instigators of mergers rather than simply being swallowed up in a desire for growth by larger players, according to a New Jersey search specialist.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/record-pace-set-in-small-law-firm-mergers-45927745/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11A&O predicts rise of private lending market<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-predicts-rise-of-private-lending-market-39637941/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Len1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Allen & Overy has commissioned research which supports the conclusion that Europe is poised to develop a private sector lending market as an alternative to bank finance.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-predicts-rise-of-private-lending-market-39637941/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11Plaintiff lawyers put on alert by RICO settlement<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/plaintiff-lawyers-put-on-alert-by-rico-settlement-5996708/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Asb1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A US$7.3m legal settlement in favour of a company sued over asbestos has demonstrated how the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act can be used on lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/plaintiff-lawyers-put-on-alert-by-rico-settlement-5996708/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11Dentons loses top Africa strategist<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-loses-top-africa-strategist-28744124/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Kam1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Paul Bugingo, the Uganda-born infrastructure specialist who was the relationship chair of the firm's Africa Steering Committee, is leaving the firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-loses-top-africa-strategist-28744124/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:11Summer law school cohort described as less able<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/summer-law-school-cohort-described-as-less-able-10970526/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Exa1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The president of the National Conference of Bar Examiners has described the students who sat the July Multistate Bar Exam as being 'less able' than those who sat it in 2013.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/summer-law-school-cohort-described-as-less-able-10970526/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11London firms move to industrialise the law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/london-firms-move-to-industrialise-the-law-61836602/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Inn1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms in the City of London have undergone a quiet revolution in the last few years - with appropriate resourcing at the right level of lawyer a common theme.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/london-firms-move-to-industrialise-the-law-61836602/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11Accountants make advice inroads with corporates, says GC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/accountants-make-advice-inroads-with-corporates-says-gc-90093813/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Acc11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Big Four accountancy firms are 'eating the law firms' lunch' in terms of their relationships with in-house lawyers, according to the former head of Reed Smith, now GC and PNC.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/accountants-make-advice-inroads-with-corporates-says-gc-90093813/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:11Florida airport GC resigns as Bar probe begins<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/florida-airport-gc-resigns-as-bar-probe-begins-69574732/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tampa1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ginger Rechel, GC at Tampa International Airport, has stood down amid reports that she is under investigation for breach of the state's open government laws.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/florida-airport-gc-resigns-as-bar-probe-begins-69574732/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:11Fish & Richardson tops patent litigation table<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/fish--richardson-tops-patent-litigation-table-92885218/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Pat11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The annual Corporate Counsel survey of patent litigators has put Fish & Richardson at the top again - handling nearly twice as many patent cases as any other firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/fish--richardson-tops-patent-litigation-table-92885218/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11Around the House<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-89181905/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sil11.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the worldhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-89181905/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:11Dentons boost Casablanca office with UGGC recruits<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-boost-casablanca-office-with-uggc-recruits-93330837/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cas1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dentons has just appointed the two lawyers from French firm UGGC - Patrick Larrive and Christophe Simmonet - who will run its Casablanca office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-boost-casablanca-office-with-uggc-recruits-93330837/Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:11NY firm hit by sex, power and defamation accusations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ny-firm-hit-by-sex-power-and-defamation-accusations-48834415/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Emp12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Paul Napoli, the convalescing co-founder of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, is fighting two battles from his sick bed - a defamation case from a former employee and lover and a case over the running of the firm with a fellow partner.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ny-firm-hit-by-sex-power-and-defamation-accusations-48834415/Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:11